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Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB

Specifications

Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB (Aero 17 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-10875H 8 x 2.3 - 5.1 GHz, Comet Lake-H
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q - 8192 MB, Core: 930 MHz, Memory: 1375 MHz, GDDR6, ForceWare 445.87, Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, 2x 8 GB SO-DIMM DDR4-3200, dual channel, all slots occupied, 64 GB max.
Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixel 255 PPI, AUO B173ZAN03.2 (AUO329B), IPS, X-Rite Pantone, UHD/4K, glossy: no, HDR, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel HM470
Storage
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ, 512 GB 
, NVMe, slots: 2x M.2 Type 2280
Soundcard
Realtek ALC255 @ Intel Comet Point-LP PCH - cAVS
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 1x headphones, 1x microphone, Card Reader: SD,SDHC,SDXC, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Killer E2600 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW) (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 21 x 396 x 270 ( = 0.83 x 15.59 x 10.63 in)
Battery
94 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Additional features
Speakers: 2x 2W, Keyboard: chiclet RGB, Keyboard Light: yes, 230-Watt power supply, quick start guide, thermal pad, Control Center, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.656 kg ( = 93.69 oz / 5.86 pounds), Power Supply: 724 g ( = 25.54 oz / 1.6 pounds)
Price
2600 EUR

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 85.13% - good
Average of 8 scores (from 13 reviews)
price: 90%, performance: 92%, features: 68%, display: 98% mobility: 81%, workmanship: 91%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: 69%

Reviews for the Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB

87% Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB Laptop Review: Super Max-Q at the Start | Notebookcheck
While the Aero 17 HDR corresponds to its predecessor externally, a lot has happened under the hood. In addition to the new CPU, the 17-inch gaming laptop also offers an updated GPU. Find out here how well these fresh components can work with one another.
86% Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR review: A big, bright content creation machine
Source: Engadget English
The Aero 17 HDR XB is another strong model in Gigabyte’s powerful hybrid laptop lineup. The key feature is a very bright and colorful 4K 17.3-inch HDR display. As usual, it has an understated design that hides great specs, including Intel’s 8-core i7-10875H CPU and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q graphics. That helps it fly for both video editing or gaming. It is a bit heavy, though and has a poorly positioned webcam.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/28/2020
Rating: Total score: 86%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR Review
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
Lisa Gade reviews the 2020 Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR (model XB) with Intel 10th gen Core i7 and Core i9 CPUs and NVIDIA RTX 2070 and 2080 Super Max-Q graphics (RTX 2060 on the base model). The HDR model has a 17.3” wide gamut 4K IPS HDR 400 display (an OLED model is also available). The gaming laptop has staid looks and is also designed for 2D and particularly 3D content creators. The machine is relatively slim and light, yet it packs a high capacity 94 WHr battery. It has Thunderbolt 3, 2 M.2 SSD slots, 2 RAM slots, Ethernet, a full size SD card slot and more. Their Fusion per key RGB backlit keyboard is standard, as is a MS Precision trackpad. It benchmarks well and offers the expected high fps in games.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/03/2020
80% Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB review: Huge power, huge screen
Source: It Pro English
The Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB is an impressive powerhouse. The new Intel 10th Gen CPU offers tremendous speed – it’s almost able to match the Core i9 CPU in the more expensive MacBook Pro 16, and it easily outpaces equivalent 9th Gen chips. Gigabyte’s machine easily beats the Apple notebook for graphical pace, too. This notebook will handle virtually any high-end work task, and arguably offers more balance than the MacBook. You’ll only find more power by searching out workstation-level CPUs and professional graphics chips.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/13/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB review
Source: Techradar English
The Gigabyte Aero 17 deploys Intel’s 10th Gen CPUs for huge work ability, and it has a great screen. It’s not the slimmest and lightest machine though, and battery life is middling.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/30/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR is packed with incredible power and has a superb screen – and none of its issues are too serious. It doesn't quite sate every scenario – and it's hardly cheap. Nevertheless, the Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR is an ideal laptop for work tasks and a decent alternative to the Razer Blade Studio Edition and MacBook Pro.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/29/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Gigabyte Aero 17 review: A gorgeous 4K laptop that finally makes sense
Source: Good Gear Guide English
It’s far from perfect: We didn’t get into the fan noise, but let’s say they’re often loud when set to the gaming profile, and border on being too loud. The speakers are nothing special. And don't forget the nose cam.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/15/2020
Review: Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR (2020)
Source: Hexus English
There are a few niggles that remain - noise levels continue to frustrate, the webcam needs moving, and 10th Gen Core is only a mild upgrade - yet with comprehensive connectivity, a full-size keyboard and decent battery life, Aero 17 HDR gets plenty right. Better still, renewed competition has led to a re-think on pricing, and though £2,700 remains a significant chunk of change, the 2020 model is considerably more affordable than its predecessor.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/15/2020
Gigabyte Aero 17 review: A gorgeous 4K laptop that finally makes sense
Source: PC World English
We’ll end this by pointing out the obvious: Ryzen 4000 isn’t going away. Everything we’ve seen tells us it will shake up the laptop world as we have never seen before.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/15/2020

Foreign Reviews

93% Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB Gaming-Notebook
Source: Basic Tutorials German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/02/2020
Rating: Total score: 93% price: 100% performance: 90% display: 100% mobility: 100% workmanship: 100%
Gute Modellpflege
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/04/2020
90% Gigabyte AERO 17 HDR, Review en Español
Source: Newesc Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/28/2020
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 90% display: 100% mobility: 80% workmanship: 85%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
Source: Noticias 3D Spanish ES→EN
Positive: High gaming performance; powerful hardware; big screen; excellent display; good connectivity. Negative: High consumption.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/18/2020
85% Gigabyte Aero 17 Review
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/08/2020
Rating: Total score: 85%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q: High-End laptop graphics card based on the TU104 chip with 2,560 shaders. Runs at reduced clock speeds compared to a laptop RTX 2070 Super to achieve a much lower power consumption. The TGP is specified at 80 Watts and therefore significantly lower than the RTX 2070 Super Mobile (115 Watt).

These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


i7-10875H: On Coffee Lake architecture based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates eight processor cores clocked at 2.3 - 5,1 GHz (all 8 cores up to 4.3 GHz) that support HyperThreading. Manufactured in an improved 14nm process (14nm++). » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


17.3":

This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.656 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.


Gigabyte: GIGABYTE Technology is a Taiwan-based manufacturer of computer hardware products best known for its motherboards. Established in 1986, its major customers include custom boutique PC manufacturers such as Alienware. Secondary lines in the company's product portfolio include complete PCs, laptops, optical drives, LCD monitors, keyboards, mice, cooling components, mobile phones and high end mobile phone products (PDA phone, TV phone etc.), networking equipment, power supplies, and a line of barebone mid and full sized ATX computer cases. Gigabyte laptop reviews are rare and the global laptop market share low.

In the notebook sector, Gigabyte is a medium player and does not belong to the Top 10 manufacturers globally. There are many reviews on Gigabyte laptops with average ratings, but there are only few reviews on Gigabyte tablets. Gigabyte does not play a role in the smartphone sector (as of 2016).


85.13%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2020-05-13 (Update: 2020-05-13)